Early this week, I had the pleasure of speaking at length with GT Springer, the Education Solutions Architect for HP's calculator division. We discussed the upcoming HP Prime graphing calculator, and I was interested to learn about quite a few unique features of the new calculator. We touched on the programmability of the device, the pedagogy of the pre-loaded applications, the intriguing graphing tools it includes, and much more. I will soon have a full set of technical specifications and some screenshots of the graphing application in action, but for now, read on for the full interview summary.
Mr. Springer and I discussed:
An initial overview of the HP Prime calculator.
The particularly intriguing new Apps for the Prime.
The multitouch touchscreen, student testing, and the future of touchscreen devices like the HP-Prime on standardized tests
The connectivity, programming, and sensor options for the Prime.
The calculator's target audience.
The availability of RPN and 3D graphing on the HP Prime, and the origins of the device's name.
We appreciate HP being forthcoming with these details. Cemetech will soon be getting you screenshots of that new graphing application in action, a full set of technical specifications, and eventually, a hands-on review of the device.